Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release

Transformers News: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 4:44PM CST

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Following information submitted to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) we've now learned that Bumblebee's age rating certificate has been lowered from a 12-A (no one under twelve years of age without Adult Supervision) to a PG rating (Parental Guidance advised). Thus certificate will increase the chance that more families will see the film when it opens on the 26th of December in the UK. It appears as though footage was cut to make this change as the new running time is now 113 mins and 38 seconds, the amount of footage lost is minimal.

Transformers News: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release
Please note that this poster was from before the date of the movie was changed to that of the 26th December in the UK.

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Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998528)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 12th, 2018 @ 4:47pm CST
So, 22 seconds of footage was cut. No biggie.
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998532)
Posted by jtanimator on December 12th, 2018 @ 4:55pm CST
Wow, Bumblebee was 22 seconds away from being PG? Nice lol.
I'd imagine those 22 seconds were some of the few curse words removed/shortening some intense action shots. Who knows. And who cares :lol:
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998535)
Posted by blackeyedprime on December 12th, 2018 @ 5:17pm CST
Weird, Cinema ratings wise Once upon a deadpool is showing as a 15 rating for us (the original deadpool 2 release here was a 15!) so they are kind of screwy and always have been.
Looks like some showings of bumblebee are on this weekend and the cuts durations not enough to avoid seeing it -but if 60 seconds of cuts from Arnies Commando can make it A-team level of violence 22 seconds could be more than a few curse words.
Maybe it will be like the first film and get an imax screening with a few cut bits put back in.
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998537)
Posted by Deadput on December 12th, 2018 @ 5:38pm CST
I wonder if they cut (Spoiler for the movie) Dropkick killing humans due to the potential "violence" of it
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998538)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 12th, 2018 @ 5:41pm CST
Nah that's still in as it's listed on the BBFC page itself.
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998554)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 12th, 2018 @ 6:46pm CST
Today, we have some very special and unique news to share with you. Seibertronian TulioDude was fortunate enough to attend CCXP 2018, which is a Brazilian Comic Con Experience. The event featured a very large media presence, and among the many booths at the event was one dedicated to Bumblebee and his upcoming movie! TulioDude was kind enough to take a ton of pictures of the event, and even wrote us up a description of the event to go with his pictures. Check out the full experience below!

TulioDude wrote:The first three are the Bumblebee statue that was present.Upon close inspection it seems a advanced version of a papercraft, mixed with metal and lights.Its was very well done.

The place was built to resemble a garage with few tools and different models of TVs,as you can see the next three photos.

The other side had few games resembling an arcade with arcade like cabinets (pretty sure one of them was Metal Slug), one pinball machine (a Bumblebee movie themed one) and a stage with people playing Just Dance with some 80’s songs and a few more. There was also some dioramas like the previous one seen in other conventions around, but I did not manage to get more photos of them. An overall view in the next pic.

Of note, one of the highlights was one arcade cabinet with a Bumblebee game, which could be played by up to two players in split screen. I thing this game was seen elsewhere before but I don't remember where. There was also the same in a few smart devices nearby.The next four pics show this. The toy store named ToyMania, was one responsible for selling Transformers merchandise there. It was a selection of the Bumblebee line, Studio series, Cyberverse and miscellaneous ones. If bought anything, you earned the convention exclusive cup, and any if spent more than R$199,00 (Brazil currency remember) in total price, you get the exclusive shirt (i didn't get one). All this seen in the next nine pics. The pin-bottom was the prize for playing the Bumblebee arcade game.

To cap it off one last pics of the tools and one of the outside view.


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Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998556)
Posted by TulioDude on December 12th, 2018 @ 8:00pm CST
Glad to help!It was fun there!
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998587)
Posted by RobRobRobRobRob on December 13th, 2018 @ 12:19am CST
With Bumblebee edging its way into theaters soon, we have word from director Travis Knight regarding his future projects. Despite rumors stating that Knight would replace former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to take over for the third film, Knight himself dispelled the rumor in a statement he made to Bad Taste, a website based in Italy. He explains that, “After Bumblebee, [Knight’s] goal is to return to work at the animation studios Laika, [his] ‘child’ bringing with him [all] the baggage of experience [he’s] gained with [Bumblebee].”

For those who do not know, Knight made his name known working on stop-motion animated films such as 2009’s Coraline and 2014’s Kubo and the Two Strings, the latter being Knight’s directorial debut. Despite the warm reception towards Bumblebee, his live action debut, it seems Knight’s tenure in the Transformers franchise will be left short and sweet.

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Are you saddened that Knight will not continue to work with Transformers, or do you prefer his work at Laika? Perhaps you wish that Knight was indeed taking the helm for the third Guardians movie. Let us know what you think in the Energon Pub and stay tuned here at Seibertron.com for all the latest Transformers news and reviews!
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998588)
Posted by RobRobRobRobRob on December 13th, 2018 @ 12:30am CST
With the premiere of Bumblebee this last Sunday at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, fans and critics alike are buzzing over the film. The festivities weren’t only for the onlookers; several members of the film’s cast and crew were in attendance, and they joined together that night at Ohm’s Nightclub for a triumphant after-party. There lead actress Hailee Steinfeld, who plays Charlie Watson in the film proper, was surprised when her compatriots presented her with a cake in a surprise celebration for her upcoming 22nd birthday.

Amidst the hectic activity of the night, Steinfeld and several others on the crew were interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter to give their thoughts on the film’s production. In regards to the film’s rewrite, Steinfeld shared that, “Christina Hodson wrote an amazing script, which drew [Steinfeld] into this world… Kelly Fremon Craig, who wrote and directed [her] in Edge of Seventeen, did the rewrite, and [Steinfeld and Craig] had wonderful conversations about developing Charlie’s voice into what you see now.”

In addition to acting, astute readers may know that Hailee Steinfeld has written a song for the film’s soundtrack. A self-admitted ‘bucket list’ item, she described the process as follows: “I wanted the song to ring true to the 1980s, while being able to fit into [her] body of work as an artist.”

She also comments on the filming itself, and the bizarre circumstances under which she performed due to her main acting partner, Bumblebee himself, being wholly computer-generated. In her own words, “When you’re reading the script, you’re kind of taking it all in as if it’s real… When you show up to set and they tell you you’re working with a tennis ball and a stick for four months, you realize it’s not going to be easy.”

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For more of the interview, and a taste of Director Travis Knight, fellow actors Pamella Adlon and John Cena, writer Christina Hodson, and voice actors Justin Theroux and Angela Bassett’s experiences please refer The Hollywood Reporter’s full article, posted on their website.
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998597)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 13th, 2018 @ 4:05am CST
RobRobRobRobRob wrote:With Bumblebee edging its way into theaters soon, we have word from director Travis Knight regarding his future projects. Despite rumors stating that Knight would replace former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to take over for the third film, Knight himself dispelled the rumor in a statement he made to Bad Taste, a website based in Italy. He explains that, “After Bumblebee, [Knight’s] goal is to return to work at the animation studios Laika, [his] ‘child’ bringing with him [all] the baggage of experience [he’s] gained with [Bumblebee].”

For those who do not know, Knight made his name known working on stop-motion animated films such as 2009’s Coraline and 2014’s Kubo and the Two Strings, the latter being Knight’s directorial debut. Despite the warm reception towards Bumblebee, his live action debut, it seems Knight’s tenure in the Transformers franchise will be left short and sweet.

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Are you saddened that Knight will not continue to work with Transformers, or do you prefer his work at Laika? Perhaps you wish that Knight was indeed taking the helm for the third Guardians movie. Let us know what you think in the Energon Pub and stay tuned here at Seibertron.com for all the latest Transformers news and reviews!


I think he's following Steven Spielberg's footsteps. Spielberg never directs sequels. He only executive produces them.
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998609)
Posted by william-james88 on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:14am CST
15ngcs1 wrote:I think he's following Steven Spielberg's footsteps. Spielberg never directs sequels. He only executive produces them.


LOL WOT?

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Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998610)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:17am CST
Jurassic Park The Lost World wants to say hello as well
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998611)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:27am CST
Fine Spielberg said he rarely directs sequels
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998617)
Posted by william-james88 on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:41am CST
15ngcs1 wrote:Fine Spielberg said he rarely directs sequels

Maybe he talks about these days, but when you look at his career he has 4 sequels out of 32 films. That's way more than rarely.
And guess what film he will be working on soon, ANOTHER SEQUEL to Indiana Jones

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/indi ... 202861005/
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998619)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:51am CST
he's very dedicated to that particular franchise if he chose to direct all of them
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998620)
Posted by snavej on December 13th, 2018 @ 9:03am CST
Film cut? I'll have to see an uncut version for Bumblebee's Hot Rod, then!
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998621)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 13th, 2018 @ 9:05am CST
:lol: if only hot rod was in the film to begin with!
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998631)
Posted by chaddicus on December 13th, 2018 @ 10:06am CST
Nowhere in this short article does it have anything saying he is retiring from the Transformers films, aside from the title. All it says is he's going to go work on animation projects, which if you're a director, you move on to your next job. He could easily come back for the next instalment, if there is a next instalment, which would be years away.
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998632)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 13th, 2018 @ 10:07am CST
true. these titles are always misleading.
Re: Transformers: Bumblebee Movie recut to achieve PG rating for UK release (1998633)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 13th, 2018 @ 10:11am CST
Basically he's not doing the next one there's talk that Paramount are looking at other people for the Optimus Prime movie.

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